EVERY WEEK, TheJournal.ie offers a selection of statistics and numerical nuggets to help you digest the week that has just passed.
27: The number of years Steve Whitmire spent playing Kermit the Frog on the Muppets before it was announced he was being fired this week.
10,000: the number of Irish Water customers who have been issued a boil water notice after an E. coli detection.
7.5: The number of acres of a school’s playing pitches that were sold by the Christian Brothers to pay for redress.
€200,000: The amount of money Ireland is donating to support Palestinians in the West Bank.
€1.115 billion: The amount of money a French court ruled that Google does NOT have to pay in taxes in France as the internet giant’s Irish subsidiary is not taxable there.
€197,699: The average price being paid for a home in Ireland, according to the CSO’s latest residential property index.
€120 million: The estimated rollout cost of a recycling deposit scheme for plastic, glass bottles and cans.
€40 million: The cost of the project to see a steelworks dump on a Cork island turned into a park.
€28.9 million: The amount of money won by an Irish syndicate on last week’s Euromillions jackpot, who have made contact with the National Lottery.